Weight loss, losing weight, burning calories, burning fat, all of these are phrases you’ve probably heard hundreds or thousands of times in the past few years. Why are everyone so obsessed with losing weight? Well, for one, losing weight and getting a slim fit body builds up confidence.
Truth be told, we are currently in an era when people are not paying much attention what they eat. And as a result of unhealthy and malnutrition diet, obesity is off the charts. That being said, losing weight requires lots of work, and every little ounce helps. Today, I will share some recipes for healthy and delicious smoothies that will help with weight loss. Just to be clear, just some smoothies without exercise won’t be enough. But smoothies help for burning fat, and for higher energy levels. Let’s go.
As with every smoothie, it starts with some water. For this smoothie, you’ll need to follow up with some healthy fats like avocado, green fruits like kiwi, protein powder, and then some herbs. All in all, your goal here is to get a smoothie that can be used as meal replacement.
After a good workout, you need to replace what you’ve lost during your exercises. And I am talking about vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and water. Unless you get some healthy food after a workout, you’ll feel exhausted, tired and with no energy what so ever. Bananas, spinach and berries are always a nice choice, but especially after a workout they help you rejuvenate and refresh.
I am sure you didn’t thought tofu and similar vegan products can make for a good smoothie. No matter if you are a vegan or not, this vanilla milkshake will make go nuts. With some peanut butter and banana in, the smoothie has more than enough sweetness to make you want for more.
No, it is not Christmas or Thanksgiving. Yes, you can have an eggnog in between holidays and in every other period of the year. If you are an eggnog fan, I have one that will make you crave for more. It might take you little more time for preparation, since this is not your classic “put everything in the blender for 30 seconds” smoothie. But it is well worth the effort.
Another post workout smoothie here, but this one is little different in a way that is designed to burn even more calories. The trick here is to spice up your smoothie with some spices like basil and ginger, both of which speed up your metabolic rate and increase the amount of calories you burn. Don’t worry, there are more than enough healthy nutrients in it to make you feel full in the same time.
Radish is usually ingredient you think of when making a salad. Rarely radish comes to mind when the word smoothie is mentioned, but I would love to change that. Rich in folic acid and antioxidants, radish is a great vegetable for detox diet, and for those who consume everything via smoothie, here is a way to add more radish to your diet.
Green smoothies are the poster child for healthy smoothies, but after some time, they are getting boring. Truth be told, everyone is looking for a way to tweak, or spice up green smoothies. And for you, I’ve got one green smoothie recipe that includes some supplements to make it even more healthy.
It is only conventional that after a green smoothie, I give you a recipe for a red smoothie. Yes, it looks like a Bloody Mary cocktail, but it is nothing like that alcohol packed drink. Think of sweet and sour in a good way, as the combination of strawberry and beets is definitely something you don’t think is possible.
Now this recipe definitely comes with style points as well as healthy points. I won’t reveal the trick how you can make a double-decker smoothie. For that you’ll have to find it out yourself.
Packed with kale, this smoothie helps you burn fat around the most problematic part of your body, your belly. Burning belly fat is one of the hardest challenges, but it is possible with a smoothie that is packed with healthy ingredients like pineapple, blueberries, kale, and almond butter.
I know it is not fall yet, and pumpkin is nowhere to be found, but I want to get you prepared ahead. Planning ahead is rarely a bad option, and for this fall smoothie recipe, I want to add some tea leaves, just so it really feels like fall.
Perfect for those of you that want to cleanse your body, but are reluctant to go on a “green cleanse for the whole day”. Truth be told, I cannot survive a whole day just on green veggies and fruits. That being said, this green smoothie helps me detox, but still eat the rest of the day. Perfect for the mornings. You can also use it as a hangover remedy.
As I mentioned already, the goal here is to use smoothies as a meal replacement, preferably the breakfast. Why? Because fruits are not recommended later in the day, at least not after 1pm. Sugars from fruits are not digested properly after 1pm, so make a point of consuming fruits and smoothies in the morning. Especially smoothies heavy on fruits like this one.
When you are in need of some extra antioxidants, this is the recipe for you. Packed with healthy nutrients from all the fruits, this smoothie also helps you burn more fat thanks to the ginger and cinnamon in it.
When the word smoothie comes to mind, I bet your first association is something you drink. Well, just for a change, I had to give you a smoothie recipe that you eat with a spoon. You ask where’s the fun in that? Try it, and then come back.
And now I am continuing with my “smoothies that you eat with a spoon” recipes. This one, for example, can easily substitute an entire lunch thanks to the nutrients density. Mango and avocado are among the healthiest foods on the market, which is why they are called superfoods. Usually, people use one of the two, but just for fun, we get the two in one recipe. Grab a spoon, fill your bowl with healthy nutrients, and enjoy.
The summer is almost here, and for me, that means one thing: watermelon, and more watermelon. I love watermelon, I have to admit. And that is why I can’t wait for the summer when I can get my hands not only on watermelon, but some fresh strawberries as well.
Two simple ingredients can go a long way in burning fat, and nothing burns more fat than ginger. Arguably the best spice you can add to any food out there, including smoothies. And with some banana, you can be sure you’ll be full and not crave for extra food after just 30 minutes.
I did mention there are ways to eat smoothies with a spoon right? This is another recipe for smoothie eating, and while it doesn’t have nearly as many superfoods as the mango and avocado bowl, it still fits the bill for weight loss smoothie. And don’t underestimate acai berries that can be unsweetened and pack nearly as many antioxidants as blueberries.
As you might notice so far, I rarely use smoothie recipes with honey. The reason is simple, most fruits already have enough sugar and are sweet enough. That doesn’t mean you can’t add honey to any of the previous recipes. Here, however, since the base ingredients are berries that are not as sweet as banana for example, honey comes in handy.
What makes this smoothie so powerful is the abundance of seeds you put in it. Chia seeds and flaxseeds combined, my god that is a nutritional dense bomb. But don’t worry, nothing wrong can come out of it. Quite the contrary, you’ll be grateful. And not only will you burn more fat, but your body will be grateful because the ingredients help with your overall health as well.
I don’t believe much in diets like “lose 10 lbs in one week”. The reason is simple, I know for a fact that just by eating something you cannot lose so much weight. However, what makes this smoothie and this diet “lose 20 lbs in 20 days” effective is that you actually combine the smoothie with some proper exercise and guidelines for what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It does gets my stamp of approval!READ THIS NEXT: 25 Healthy Smoothies for A Refreshing Start Of The Day